Thanksgiving Closure

All San José Unified schools and offices will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas de SJUSD estarán cerradas el jueves, 22 de noviembre y el viernes, 23 de noviembre por motivo de la festividad de Acción de Gracias.

Nathan Notes

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Welcome to Hacienda

Hello Hacienda Hawk Families,

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already upon us. We have just a couple of reminders for this upcoming short week.

School will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22nd and Friday, Nov. 23rd.  On Wednesday, Nov. 21st, we will have a minimum day schedule with school ending for Kinder and 1st grade at 1:22pm, 2nd and 3rd at 1:26pm, and 4th and 5th grade at 1:35pm.

This Tuesday our monthly HIPS meeting will be taking place earlier than usual at the start of the school day. The meeting will start at 9am in the cafeteria on Tuesday morning.

If you or your child forgot to return the Science Camp fundraiser Mixed Bag Design order form and monies, please make sure it gets brought back in to your teacher or the front office by the end of the day on Monday.

For this week’s Hawk Spirit Message, I have attached our PBIS matrix for you to better understand our Mind, Body, and Heart expectations throughout our school.  This will hopefully give you an understanding and common language when talking to your student about Hawk Spirit.

Next, I would like to ensure you that Hacienda and San Jose Unified are taking the necessary precautions to keep our students safe from the unhealthy air conditions.  Last week, we kept students inside for all activities including PE, recess, and lunch with doors closed to keep them out of the unhealthy air.  Students were only outside for minimal time during transitions to other learning spaces and to the cafeteria.  We will continue to monitor the air quality for this upcoming week and do what is safest for our students.

Last but definitely not least, I would like to wish you and your families a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving break.  Enjoy the time off with your loved ones.  I am extremely thankful to be a part of this amazing school and parent community.  We could not do this work without you. 


Todd Weber
Principal, Hacienda Environmental Science Magnet


Volunteer Information

Parent Volunteers:

We recognize and appreciate the importance of parent involvement in the education of our students, and we invite and welcome you to actively partner with us on our campus.  For the safety of all our students, all parents and other persons wishing to volunteer in classrooms or around the campus must be fingerprinted and receive a TB test.

All new and returning volunteers, we are going paperless! Please complete and submit your volunteer form electronically. Just copy and paste the following URL into your browser, and submit the form:
You will be sent an email communication from central office once you are approved, not from office staff.

ALL parents, volunteers, student teachers, non-Hacienda staff, and any other person on the Hacienda campus during school hours MUST sign in and out at the main office EVERY time they are on campus.  No exceptions. Thank you for your attention to this important procedure.